|Paper||Bear River Valley Leader|
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|Paper||Bear River Valley Leader|
December 28, 1944 fayt BEAR RIVER VALLEY LEADER, TREMONTON, UTAH jew festive Occasion For Native Scots (Continued from Page Three) FSA Head to be President of OCC arid machinery. Production decreases are indiFrank Hancock has been apcated for grains, sugar beets, and pointed president of the Commod- ity Credit Staotland-butonN- 1 S ew bowl goes ve the Wassail nos- liquid, with savory filled ie Wassail bowl, of the "apple- e switched 2X fruit trees petitioning "a crop": somehow, the fib''001" a. the decoction of 'Jwassafl "bowl is often called) top "JX memories ; bs Srf 2f Corporation. Marvin vegetable oils, while production of Jones, Ward Food Administrator, potatoes, milk and eggs is expectsaid he regarded Mr. Hancock as ed to show no important change. Meat production, however, may inunusually well qualified by training, experience and ability to carry crease slightly. Besides reduced on these d uties. Mr. Hancock, a crops, the food supply situation native of North Carolina, will con- in a number of European coun-tiie- s is being affected adversely tinue as head of Farm Security by transportation and distribution Aclministration. difficulties. Unless imports increase ,the caloric value per capiWar Demand Heavy ta of the food supplies available On Dairy Products during 1944-4- 5 will be little more than 85 per cent of the pre-wMilitary requirements roint with the burden of low average, the need for meeting the 1945 milk production goals, with the supplies falling, as in past years, population. resxiirements for dry whole milk on the and dry ice cream is still increasing and requirements for More Woolen Fabrics Go Cheddar cheeses and evaporated To The Armed Forces milk expected to be as large in Delivery of certain types of v. eclen fabrics to civilians 1945 as in 1944. during t'.ieerly part of 1945 probably will be delayed, because of a WPB Report Harvests Poorer order which restricts the producIn Europe tion of worsted "tops" and yarns Continental Europe's 1944 food for that period to priority orders harvest, excluding Russia's is even which largely are made up of milpoorer than the subnormal harvest itary requirements. aroused much . of 1943. according to the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Weather has not been sufficiently favor able to offset continued shortages at labor, fertilizers, draft power FARM WAR NEWS Year s Eve ,i vi i. nearest spring at the rfrink the "cream of the first one so doing, expect good luck during the weff'-t- 'Sht he iSsd Monday aft-- Monday-t- he the New Year's, is traditionally Scotch boys and girls: tor Tay" "i'g Scotch "and, in addition to being the j j . ' it is a day of day of feasting and gaiety. Small wonder, that j families and eve to Year's New on gather friends "Drink a cup of kindness yet For Auld Lang Syne." J j All of the production of worsted "tops" will go to rated orders until the middle of May, and all of the yarn production until the end of May. WPB also has ordered that half of the worsted knitting and weaving yam production during the last three months of 1944 be restricted to piicrity orders. To fill military ordc rs es rapidly as possible, WPB The U. S. crop reporting board, in its summary of 1944 production, listed these factors as major influences for high average yields during the year: (1) More than normal rainfall in the Great Plains; (2) heavier than usual application of fertilizers in the Southesat; (3) cumulative effects from the increased use of lime in the Lairy Belt; (4) increased use of hybrid corn in the Corn Belt; (5) increase in the number of tractor equipped farms; (6) progressive improvement in the technique of crop production. New production records were set for these crops: Corn, wheat sorghums, rice, tobacco for cigarettes, cherries, plums, popcorn, lespedeza seed, and the four principal tree nuts. The tobacco, soybean, peach, pear and dry pea crops were t he second highest on record Production decreases in 1944 compared with last year were: barley. 12 per cent; rye, 15 per cent; flaxseed, 55 per cent; all hay, 2 per cent; dry beans, 20 per cent, and potatoes, 19 per cent. so-call-ed suggests .should be that manufacturers permitted to use either domestic or foreign wool, whichever will rpeed up production. On November 9 the Defense Supplies Corporation held 172 million pounds of foreign wooL The Com-mc- d ty Credit Corporation stocks o domestic wool on October 14 totaled almost 329 millions pounds. m 19 !4 Crops Near Record U. S. crop production ing the winter feeding season. More cattle are expected to be fed in the North Central states than last year, and feeding in other states is expected to be at least as great as last year. Much of the increase will be in the number finished on winter wheat pastures and sorghum feeds in the Plains area from Kansas to Texas. The reduction in feeding in Western states appears to be less than had been indicated earlier. The demand for feeder cattle continued to improve during November, and reached the highest level of the season toward the end of t he month. Gas Supply S tuition For Civilians "Acute" Supplies of gasoline and other petroleum products for civilians have reached the most acute stage since outbreak of war, according to the Petroleum Administration for War. Gasoline drouths have already appeared in the East, and prospects for immediate relief are not too bright. Shortages are the result of bigger military requireIncrease Indicated in ments, which have increased to a point where overland transporCattle Feeding The current trend points to an tation facilities are carrying increase over last year in the num- over S million barrel a day ber of cattle fed for market dur the highert point in h'story. ar non-far- Sngto. Page Seven this year was near the record production of 1942 and will exceed last year's output by 6 per cent, the latest USDA crop report reveals. Throughout the country, yields averaged higher than in any other year except 1942, while the total acreage harvested this year has ben exceeded only from 1929 thru d 1932. Yields were nearly the than during higher and aggregate period of 1923-3production 24 per cent higher. one-thir- rv pre-drou- th 2 j an Indian New Year's Story Jell Me i flu ceremonial for the snow has - are forgiven passed, when enemies and harsh words forgotten, as a new through trail has been blazed or all the New Year's festivities. grandmother has chants and custbeads of the strings of historic wampum; but now (he again has time to entertain the The HECK g story-tellin- the ancient oms through the taught children. around her Gathered i lodge-fir- e, plead for another story with bright eyes and shrill voices. To satisfy thern, she tells an ancient legend about the clouds. they their "Long moons ago when the world vas first made, the sky at wint- QDGnP I ertime was cloudless much as it is cn clear midsummer days. The ground was covered with white snow and the trees, except the pines, stood bare. The cold wind whistled around tne bark cabins; and with a cloudless sky, everything above and below looked "The dreary. , children, too, missed the leaves and changing colors ' ' " - green over the 1 " , S landscape and they gave a irish that the sky might have clouds now and then. It is true, dark-graclouds came in great masses and covered all the sky and let down snowflakes to amuse the children. But the children also wished for bright clouds and the old bear in the sky heard their wishes. i "So the old bear blew his moist breath into the heavy clouds and broke them up; he even made " ft t - , " ' - . i0 " ' f ' j," , g humps in some of on to the corners them, and held of others, until they passed over the village, cloud had a different shape, like bears, some like wild cats, like hills and even some like mhen ach lome some funny clouds people. x i - Yrr . Ever afterward, the these strange shapes to bring smiles and imagination to all children in midwinter." Dr. E. A. Bates, Cornell. took Traditional New Year's Gifts Were Sacred The Druids distributed branches the sacred mistletoe, cut with Peculiar ceremonies, as New Year's tffts to the people and the Saxons observed the day with gifts and festivals. 1 una Peir- Y - The Roman custom of taking gifts emperor was introduced into "igland as early as the time of "enry III. Queen Elizabeth is to have supplied herself with r Jewels and wardrobe almost en-,- y ' sup-Pos- Jaoney and from this practice we tei "pin money." ; ,0P?s,dcnt' Reception begirlSL ?e custom bom ReP"Mc the tte Unlted States to SSJ?8 New Year b7 holdln Reception open to the general pub- - ? & X?, tnTh!s0nHPreS,dentWashInfi-peopl- e to receive the wTMEhout the 8even years HhialS,hngt0n lived Phila' hcontim! "P'tal of the nation. this custom. rf liC , ,rw nr.""ndW4 '0 bear. to w ki"d for Th --Kuth thought, Richwin Smith, . BOM MERICA WON'T LET YOU late as 1692 W , m "CK oIJr . "V 1 "ciQpy ed frm these gifts. the English nobility accustomed Je 8 8 every year to send purse containing gold. ! Under the Tudors and the Stuarts as the habit of all classes to 10 friends with the K.Sents for the New Year 'or nit8 ??!ived presents tfov" Which were expensive. ' for an Blasted out of the sky in the battle d for the Philippines, he w aits in waters alone. Surely surethey'll send out rescue planes he ly they'll find him! Boy, what shark-infeste- wouldn't give for another crack at those Japs! For the chance to finish the fight. lie knows the w ar isn't over yet-- not folks by a long ehot. But do the back home know that, he wonders? Are they still working hard for vicand hang tory still buying bonds, n can! ing onto the bonds they buy? ITanging on for dear life, as he is now? Ask yourself these questions before you tell him not to worry that of course America won't let him down. Ask them again when you start to cash in a War Bond you don't absolutely need to redeem when more and more equipment is needed to Ships, tanks, planes costing his of planes. Like $600,000 in War Bonds each. Or finish Oie fight. B-29- :, I - ' aatu -t- "onj8 i P 's, rain. not c8hc tug tftJS " . 1 like rescue planes. KEEP FAITH WITH OUR FIGHTERS Buy War Bonds for Keeps .V.'WiiiW.V..